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Varney in February 1972

Reginald Alfred "Reg" Varney (11 July 1916 – 16 November 2008) was a British actor and comedian. He was best known for playing bus driver Stan Butler in the sitcom On the Buses, and the movie spin-offs On the Buses (1971), Mutiny on the Buses (1972) and Holiday on the Buses (1973). He also appeared in the sitcom The Rag Trade. In 1967, he made the first withdrawal from an ATM.

Varney was born in Canning Town, Essex, England. He was married to Lilian from 1939 until her death in 2002. They had one daughter, Jeanne. He had a heart attack in 1965 and 1981, and a stroke in 1989.

Varney died of a chest infection on 16 November 2008 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon. He was 92.


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